Always wanted to move to Spain? Here´s how to do it the right way!
1. Learn Spanish to fluency. Only 1 in 5 people in Spain speak English so you WILL need to know the language fluently if you have any chance of integrating well withing the local community.
2. Get a job. This is easier said than done in Spain´s weakening economy. Construction work, labor, and low skilled jobs are out. IF you have any experience or education in I.T. you are golden for landing a job. Search Spanish local newspapers for jobs. Apply online when you can.
3. Save up enough money to survive for a few months. That means around €2,500 per month for a family of 4. Spain´s cost of living is cheaper than most of Europe, but you´ll still need savings to survive.
4. If you know Spanish, Have a job, and have enough money to support yourself for a few months. Getting the required paperwork is the final step. I won´t go into great details on this but give yourself at least a year to get the paperwork done.
Tips & Warnings
Finding a job in Spain will be the most difficult of your tasks as most jobs are seasonal.
Don´t rush. You want to move to Spain but you certainly don´t want to distress for years over your move. Do it right and do it once.